Bloomsday 2018 was a hit!

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s festival a Joy(ce)ful week!

2019 Festival Bloomsday Montréal set for June 12-16

“Pain, that was not yet the pain of love, fretted his heart.”

Ulysses – Telemachus

“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.”

Ulysses – Nestor

“I fear those big words, Stephen said, which make us so unhappy.”

Ulysses – Nestor

“Pineapple rock, lemon platt, butter scotch. A sugarsticky girl shovelling scoopfuls of creams for a christian brother.”

Ulysses- Lestrygonians

“Coffined thoughts around me, in mummycases, embalmed in spice of words.”

Ulysses – Scylla and Charybdis

“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

Ulysses – Scylla and Charybdis

“The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit.”

Ulysses (Ithaca)

“Lord, heap miseries upon us yet entwine our arts with laughters low.”

Finnegans Wake

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2018 Performers, Storytellers, Authors and Scholars

Reading and storytelling performances, panel discussions, walking tours, live music,  food, theatre and much more.

Take a look at the 2018 program. Registration opens May 1.

Festival Bloomsday Montréal Newsletter

We Are Seeking a Webmaster

A fee of $20 per hour to a maximum of 20 hours per month will be paid monthly upon invoicing. Webmaster shall at all times serve Festival Bloomsday Montréal as an independent agent. Please submit your one-page expression of interest or a c.v. to Festival Bloomsday Montréal President David Schurman at Bloomsday’s email address: bloomsdaymontreal@gmail.com.

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Vegan Pumpkin Bread

This vegan pumpkin bread is easy to make and doesn’t require any fancy or expensive ingredients. It’s perfect served with tea or coffee and nobody will know it’s vegan, unless you tell them! For a savory version of this pumpkin bread simply omit the sugar and raisins. This bread would be a fantastic accompaniment with a seasonal soup or stew. Enjoy!

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ASMR and James Joyce

Does Finnegans Wake have ASMR qualities? The term “auto sensory meridian response” was coined by Jennifer Allen, a cybersecurity specialist, in a Facebook group she founded in 2010. And since the phenomenon has exploded on the internet, especially on YouTube and Facebook, you are probably already familiar with it.

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Waking The Feminists

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre program, Waking the Nation, begun in 2015 to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising featured only 1 of 10 plays written by a woman, and 3 of 10 directed by women. This can be viewed as a remarkable paradox in retrospect partly given the now-documented role of women in the 1916 Rising and in the history of the Abbey Theatre founded by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904.

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Festival Bloomsday Montréal in Photos

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2017 Festival Bloomsday Montreal Opening Event

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With Love From Dublin: Bloomsday Montréal Greeting

In 2016 Montreal’s Mayor Coderre declared Montreal and Ireland as ‘twin cities’. In this spirit of fellowship the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Dublin City Council, have gifted us at Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2017 with this lovely video greeting.

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